Mattertag posts in Edit Mode

Create a Mattertag Post

Performance may be limited if you have 100 or more Mattertag™ Posts in your space.

Mattertag™ Posts are a great way to call out features, provide additional details, and add context to a Space.

First, open your space in Check that you have 'Editor' access to this space and turn on Edit Mode.

Select the Mattertag icon from the side toolbar. A menu will pop out. Select "Add"


Your cursor will turn into a Mattertag™ disc and stem surrounded by a placement sphere. These help you determine the anchor point for the Mattertag Post.

Move the cursor and the placement sphere will move along the surface. The placement sphere shows the underlying geometry rather than the panoramic imagery. If the sphere is black, that means there is no underlying geometry and the Mattertag post will not appear in the 3D Showcase if placed there.


Underlying Geometry

Not everything can be used as an anchor point for a Mattertag Post. For example, look at the image below.

The placement sphere shows the cabinet in the background and not the light fixture. So you cannot directly place the Mattertag on the light fixture. This is because when scanning, no infrared data was captured from the light fixture so no 3D data appears in the underlying geometry.

This can also happen for glass tables, shiny black objects, or areas with lots of bright sunlight.

Instead of placing directly on the light, place the Mattertag post in a nearby location.


Place the Mattertag

Click to place the Mattertag Post in your Space.

The Mattertag disc will be tethered to the mesh with an anchor.


Reposition your Mattertag Post by clicking on the dark grey circle and dragging to the desired location.


Edit Details

After placing your Mattertag Post the Mattertag will pop open with fields you can edit.

From there you can:

  • Add a title (up to 60 characters)
  • Add a description (up to 1000 characters)
  • Adjust the color
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  • Adjust the stem height up to 9 ft (0 to 3 m). Default height is 1 foot (0.3 m) and toggle the stem visibility
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  • Add Media. Here's more information about adding multimedia to your Mattertags 
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  • Toggle Visibility - Show or hide the entire Mattertag Post
  • Delete the entire Mattertag
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Click Done when finished. As always remember to publish to make your changes public.


Add Hyperlinks to the details section

You can also add hyperlinks in your details section.

Start by opening your Mattertag up and highlighting the word/words you would like to be the clickable text. A small link icon will appear on the bottom right corner of the description field. Click on that


From there a box will open you can paste your URL into. Click on enter to save the Mattertag. The hyperlink text will be in blue when done correctly.

Click on Done to save your changes. As always remember to publish to make your changes public.



Managing existing Mattertags

When you click on the Mattertag icon in the tool menu a list of your existing Mattertags will pop out. From there you can Edit, Hide, or Delete Mattertags by selecting the 3 dots that appear when you hover over the Mattertag name.


Click on the name of the Mattertag post to view, then select the blue pencil in the lower right corner to edit if needed. 



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